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of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> we go now to washington, d.c., where we're joined by two other protesters who were arrested yesterday outside the white house. michael brune is executive director of this year club. his most recent book is called, "coming clean: breaking america's addiction to oil and coal." and we're joined by daryl hannah, the actress and activist who previously was arrested in texas in october for protesting the keystone xl pipeline. we welcome you both to "democracy now!" michael brune, this is historic for your organization. in his 120-year history, you are the first leader of the organization to get arrested in civil disobedience. why? >> first, thank you for having me on the show. it may be surprising that an organization like the sierra club that has been around for so long and a part of so many important fights that we have civil disobedience. but we look at the tar sands pipeline project and it is a boondoggle, such a climate disaster that we realized we have to use every single tool of democracy in order to fight
and help with nuclear plan construction. but foreign diplomats and international atomic energy inspectors became concerned in 2002 that the country was enriching uranium. the north koreans reacted by expelling iaea inspectors and withdrawing from the npt. >> translator: north korea is leaving the npt because u.s. is trying to keep our country down. our withdrawal from the treaty will protect us from the iaea's unreasonable actions. >> reporter: the standoff led to the six-party talks aimed at persuading the north koreans to abandon their nuclear program. the negotiations started in 2003 with china acting as chair. >> translator: we've agreed to work ward denuclearization of the korean peninsula. the process toward a peaceful resolution has already begun. >> reporter: six-party talk members issued a joint statement in 2005. it included a north korean pledge to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing programs in exchange for energy assistance. but they didn't follow through. scientists in the north carried out their first nuclear test about a year later. u.n. security council members repea
have been diminishing. i will not be able to dedicate myself to the church with the same energy that i would like to. >> this marked the start of two weeks in which the catholic world will say goodbye to pope benedict. his appearances will be highly charged. today he will celebrate a mass that begins the fasting season of lent. by the at the plant, there will be a new pope. >> thank you for that report. alan johnson is still with us live and there has been a press conference held by the vatican this morning. >> that is right. as i speak we are in the building next to me here, the press conference continues with vatican spokesman filling out the pope's schedule between now and the moment when a helicopter takes him from here to his summer residence on the last day of his papacy. on -- at 11:00 in the morning on that last day there will be meeting with a gathering of cardinals. this will be a sitting pope meeting with a cardinal who is about to elect his successor, something that simply never happened in the history of the catholic church. we understand that the conclave, the coming toge
of energy. it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce them violence, but this time is different. overwhelming majorities of americans, american that believe in the second amendment, have come together around common- sense reform. >> president obama also called on congress to raise the federal wage and toation. in afghanistan, obama announced his plan to end the longest war in u.s. history by withdrawing half of the forces by the end of the year. >> our forces will move into a support role bought at can forces take the lead. tonight, i can announce over the next year another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this straw that will continue. by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> we will have more from the state of the union address and reactions after the headlines. the u.s. airstrike in afghanistan have killed 10 civilians. the strike hit a suspected taliban hideouts. most of the dead were women and children. california police say they believe former los angeles police officer c
she can take this energy and make the world a better place, and she gets doors slammed in her face constantly. at the end of the season she makes a decision to burn it to the ground symbolically. now this season starts with what is amy going to do. the question is what is a whistle-blower. uni spoke the last time about the cultural apathy who going -- you and i spoke the last time about the cultural apathy that is going on. where are our voices, and does it take someone who is crazy enough and overtly emotional that she will lose her job, lose her marriage, moved back with her mom at 40 just to make sure justice is seen and that we heal. >> i know you are a producer. this is your project. how cool is it -- what is the challenge where you want to entertain us, but you get a chance to address some of the issues that matter to you that are important in the world, the human dynamics of the things we wrestle with, tell me about how you process the opportunity to put that on the page for the character. >> it is a great dream. you feel if you have a vision that can make the smallest possi
, raising the minimum wage and energy independence. quoted john f. kennedy 1962 speech saying the substitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. you agenda he made few concessions to republicans. it remans to be seen whether the president can break away from the bitter partisanship and dysfunction of his first term and whether he can strike the grand bargains the country needs. >> the greatest nation on worth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crises to the next we can't do it. [applause] let's agree, let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. our economy is stronger. when we honor else the talents and ingenuity of striving hopeful immigrants. and right now, leaders from the business labor law enforcement faith communities, they all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. know is the time to get it done. if you want to vote no, that's y
to give financial aid to businesses that are developing shell gas and other low cost energy resource. industry minister says the government is considering offering debt guarantees for such companies. >> translator: rising fuel costs account for half of japan's growing trade deficit. it's an urgent task for our country's economy to cut them down. >> he says natural gas is p produced in various countries. the cost of natural gas imports can also be reduced. >>> all right that is going wrap it up for the week in biz. here's the markets now. >>> the repercussions from the hostage crisis in algeria last month continue to be felt around the world. and nowhere is that more true than in japan. of the 39 foreigners who died ten were japanese nationals. their deaths have caused much sorrow and anger in japan and also serving as an inspiration to some people. we have more. >> reporter: he is a retired employee at jgc corporation in yokohame. he visited the company to pay respects to a colleague who died in the algerian crisis. tadanori was a top adviser of the jgc corporation. the two men atten
real lifeline in terms of the economy, they are a key provider of oil, energy -- china provides jobs for north korean expatriate workers to send money back home, another very important lifeline. their investment in north korean mineral supplies, those ties run deep indeed. what china says in public may not completely overlapped with what they think in public. the military in particular see north korea as a very useful ally, a counterpoint, if you like, to the u.s. proxies' in the region. they may not mind too much if north korea occasionally rattles the cage. >> thank you so much, john. one day after this shocking announcement that pope benedict is resigning, catholics around the world are wondering who will take over from him. benedict will stay in rome after retiring, but have said that he will not interfere in the succession process. my colleague is in rome. so, the vatican says there will be a new pope in time for easter? >> that is right. starting in the 24 to march. you can bet that they will see a lot of wheeling and dealing going on in the vatican before that. lots of differe
of a big donor. and there's fred upton, republican from michigan, chairman of the house energy and commerce committee. what a coincidence. the oil and gas industry is one of his top donors, helping him raise the $4 million dollars he spent last year to win re-election. senator kirsten gillibrand and senator chuck schumer, democrats of new york, have wall street as a constituent and patron. her biggest contributors include jpmorgan chase, morgan stanley, goldman sachs, and law firms that have advised them. his top donors include securities and investment firms, lawyers and legal firms, and lobbyists. and there are fleeting glances of some familiar faces here tonight seen recently on our broadcast. senator mitch mcconnell of kentucky, the republican leader in the senate, republican orrin hatch of utah, and democratic senator max baucus of montana. all cited by "the new york times" as suspects in that mysterious migration of half a billion dollars from taxpayers over to the bottom line of drug companies, especially the pharmaceutical giant amgen. would it surprise you to learn that over the pa
's biggest city, rangoon, to protest against power cuts. burma exports a large portion of its energy to china leaving nearly 3/4 of its population without a stable electricity supply. >> burma is still far from reformed and ethnic conflicts threaten to derail the train of progress. >> the central problem of that country is not democracy, in my view, it is the minority relations. this has been true since independence and no government since independence has resolved that issue. approximately 1/3 of the country is made up of minorities, 2/3 are ethnic-burmans who are 99% buddhist. some of the minorities are christian, some are muslim, and some are buddhist as well. but the fear in some burmese sense of sharing of power and resources has never adequately been dealt with in that country and that is in the essential issue that has to be resolved. >> myanmar is a very ethnically-diverse country. there are about 135 different ethnicities. many of the groups have been at war with the government. the government now has brokered now about ten cease-fires with various groups. one remains and they're w
energy. it would provide rebates to consumers to offset potential price hikes by fossil fuel companies. senator sanders and boxer touted the bill at a news conference wednesday. what's the major focus of this legislation is a price on carbon and methane emissions. the fee on the larger fossil fuel polluters in effect last than 3000 entities nationwide, but covers 85% of the u.s. greenhouse gas emissions according to congressional research service. this legislation in the fossil fuel subsidies and protection committed these by requiring that fracking operations comply with the say tricking water act and disclose the chemicals they use. >> the proceeds will create jobs, many jobs, and the rest of the proceeds will reduce the deficit. so the sanders-boxer bill reduces carbon pollution and climate disruption while creating jobs and reducing the deficit. if ever there was a win/win/win, this bill is a win/win/win. >> the largest climate change rally ever is expected in the capital on sunday. in the u.s. house, a team of bi- partisan lawmakers has introduced a bill to prohibit the use of arm
thing, not a politician, you would hope you would raise taxes on certain forms of energy, which is good for the environment. >> rose: a carbon tax. >> some form of carbon tax, federal gas tax is going up a bit. something like that. you can get another few hundred billion a year out of that. that gets you up to 3.5. the last trillion is where the rubber meets the road. i think all of that, maybe dems and republicans wouldn't automatically admit they would be willing to do it but all of that is within the realm of reason. the last trillion is the hard part. because then you're making very tough choices about which specific taxes to raise versus which specific spending cuts. >> rose: what choices would you recommend the country make. >> in my opinion and i do work some with the congressional budget office, although they are nonpartisan, this is just my opinion. i would make four or five big choices. i would, indeed, put up some sort of carbon tax. and for the sake of call all of us and future generation. >> rose: the congress went crazy over cap and trade. >> cap and trade is a crazy thing
forms of energy, which is good for the environment. >> rose: a carbon tax. >> some form of carbon tax, federal gas tax is going up a bit. something like that. you can get another few hundred billion a year out of that. that gets you up to 3.5. the last trillion is where the rubber meets the road. i think all of that, maybe dems and republicans wouldn't automatically admit they would be willing to do it but all of that is within the realm of reason. the last trillion is the hard part. because then you're making very tough choices about which specific taxes to raise versus which specific spending cuts. >> rose: what choices would you recommend the country make. >> in my opinion and i do work some with the congressional budget office, although they are nonpartisan, this is just my opinion. i would make four or five big choices. i would, indeed, put up some sort of carbon tax. and for the sake of call all of us and future generation. >> rose: the congress went crazy over cap and trade. >> cap and trade is a crazy thing to doment but also, also, frankly, the world has changed. i mean it's
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